Simple Definition of hallucinate
: to see or sense something or someone that is not really there : to have hallucinations
Examples of hallucinate
The patient may hallucinate if she has a fever.
Origin of hallucinate
Latin hallucinatus, past participle of hallucinari, allucinari to prate, dream, modification of Greek alyein to be distressed, to wander
First Known Use: circa 1834
Rhymes with hallucinate
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Medical Definition of hallucinate
1: to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions <the patient is not hallucinated>
2: to perceive or experience as a hallucination <may hallucinate monsters or attackers—M. J. Horowitz>
: to have hallucinations
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